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Texas Instruments Libro Parlante
|Date of introduction:||1986||Display technology:||n.a.|
|New price:||Display size:|
|Size:|| 10.0" x 14.3" x 1.6"
254 x 362 x 41 mm3
|Weight:||36.5 ounces, 1034 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*D-cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 43 year 1987|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||CD8012, CD2802, CD62176|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Nothing else than a Touch & Tell with Italian voices stored in the ROM.
The Libro Parlante was distributed already in 1982 by Clementoni. The pictured toy was manufactured late in 1987 and doesn't sport the Clementoni logo.
This Libro Parlante
manufactured in October 1987 by Texas Instruments in the United States includes the
Speech-ROM on the main printed circuit board (PCB).
The design is centered around three Integrated Circuits:
• CD8012: 4-bit
TMS1100 microcontroller with 2k Bytes ROM and 128*4 Bits RAM
• TMC0280/CD2802: TMS5110A VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor)
• TMC0350/CD62176: VSM (Voice Synthesis Memory) with 128k Bits capacity
The first version of the Libro
Parlante makes use of a small module to store the Italian voice.
The next evolution step is the more advanced SuperLibro Parlante.
If you have additions to the above article please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Joerg Woerner, January 29, 2005. No reprints without written permission.